Famous not just for her acting and singing chops but also for her famous brother, actor Jonah Hill, Beanie Feldstein was born in Los Angeles, California. Though she dealt with and eventually recovered from a childhood case of vocal nodules, Feldstein began acting in children's theatre productions at age five, and developed a tremendous love of musicals, even going so far as to have a "Funny Girl" (1968)-themed birthday party. She booked her first major acting role at age nine, appearing on an episode of the Damon Wayans sitcom "My Wife and Kids" (ABC, 2001-05) in 2002. Feldstein subsequently attended Wesleyan College, where she appeared in numerous student productions while earning her degree in sociology. While attending school, Feldstein continued to make television appearances, acting in the first episode of the HBO mini-series "The Devil You Know" (HBO, 2015) and on an episode of the acclaimed series "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix, 2013-). In 2016, just six weeks after graduating from college, Feldstein booked her first feature film, playing a boisterous sorority girl in the comedy "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" (2016). After filming Whitney Cummings' ensemble comedy "The Female Brain" (2017), Feldbrain scored critical acclaim as Julie, the best friend of Saoirse Ronan's title character in Greta Gerwig's comedy-drama "Lady Bird" (2017). While that film was in theaters, Feldstein was making her Broadway debut, playing Minnie Fay opposite Bette Midler in a revival of "Hello, Dolly!" Her next film, the teen comedy "Booksmart" (2019), provided Feldstein with her first starring role opposite Caitlyn Dever as a pair of bookish high school students wanting to experience the fun si e of school before graduation. The film, directed by actress Olivia Wilde was a critical and commercial success.